Owner of Amanda's Petsitting
What inspired you to enter and pursue this field?
Love of animals, need in the market.
How did you come to be in this position?
I was working as a registered veterinary technician. I found that the boarding facilities were not ideal. I thought that a service where pets got to stay in the comfort of their own home would be a much needed alternative to kennels and boarding. I helped bring this alternative form of pet care to our city back in 2006. Since then I have helped hundreds of families, thousands of pets, and provided a niche service for my community. I expanded this year to also include a gourmet line of pet treats to offer even more value to my amazing clientele.
What advice would you give young women looking to enter your current line of work?
I had an uphill battle starting a business as a woman and as a very young woman. I was only 21 when I started my small business. It was hard to be taken seriously in that sphere. A relentless pursuit towards your goals is essential. Keeping focused on your vision needs to be at the forefront of your mind as you may face opposition. Not everything is a booming success right out of the gate. There are a lot of hurdles along the way If you do not pivot when you face a challenge, then you will be stopped by it. Never stop persevering.
Contact Amanda via email at: Amgarant@hotmail.ca
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